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Classic Bike Guide Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From €2.25 per issue Packed full of interesting snippets, historical facts, in depth articles, technical features and hands on restorations, Classic Bike Guide aims to educate those who are new to the old bike scene, without patronising those with experience of such matters.

Well known and respected names such as Peter Williams, Jim Reynolds, Alan Cathcart, Steven Myatt and even founding father Frank Westworth all have their two pennorth each month, bringing a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, experience and humour to proceedings. The magnificent Mortons Archive is put to good use too, with wonderful images accompanying tales of derring-do from yesteryear.
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Classic Bike Guide  |  340 August 2019  


Welcome! I hope your local bike meets are busy in this cracking weather. There’s much to look at after a good ride and this little world of biking sees many niches come together, from one-piece leathers parking 200bhp monsters next to wax jackets riding air-cooled cool; adventure suits clambering down from two-wheel Land Rovers next to hoodies scooting in on 50s and 125s. In today’s polarised, dystopian society, the oft-frowned upon world of biking provides a little two-wheeled utopia.

It’s also a good time to reflect on how bikes have changed, but also how they haven’t.A friend passed her test years ago, had a break and now she wants to return. She’s bought a Honda MSX125; a modern take on a Monkey, or a Dax bike. It’s fun, it looks great and it brings a smile. I wondered why she didn’t want a larger bike, but, at 5ft 4in, she just pointed at the seat heights.

Modern bikes have become too tall, the seats too wide and they are too heavy. They are stretching riders’ confidence, especially at slow speed. I recently took a couple of BMW GS owners out for some riding tuition, both proud of their new, expensive, trinket-laden behemoths.

To be blunt, neither could ride for toffee as they petrified of dropping them. If it got worse, they would give up and take up another hobby. We always need new blood in biking, or it will disappear. Can we help?
Packed full of interesting snippets, historical facts, in depth articles, technical features and hands on restorations, Classic Bike Guide aims to educate those who are new to the old bike scene, without patronising those with experience of such matters.

Well known and respected names such as Peter Williams, Jim Reynolds, Alan Cathcart, Steven Myatt and even founding father Frank Westworth all have their two pennorth each month, bringing a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, experience and humour to proceedings. The magnificent Mortons Archive is put to good use too, with wonderful images accompanying tales of derring-do from yesteryear.
Immaculate restorations, unrestored originals, high mileage sloggers, café racers, bobbers, sprinters, racers, you name it, you'll find them all here as each has its own rightful niche in Classic Bike Guide.
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